February 15, 2018 11:33 AM
The Free to Fly Act would eliminate a generations-old anticompetitive federal law governing domestic airline ownership.
January 30, 2018 10:32 PM
Cutting red tape, so talented individuals can thrive, will help put the long-term roar back into the economy.
January 25, 2018 1:32 PM
Supporters of free trade ought to pressure Congress to repeal executive authority to unilaterally impose protectionist trade sanctions.
December 19, 2017 12:35 PM
The tentacles of the Beltway swamp were out in full force Tuesday morning—and it wasn’t for tax reform either. By a 10-13 vote, the Senate Banking Committee rejected former Rep. Scott Garrett’s nomination to chair the Export-Import bank, an agency he has labeled as embodying “the corruption of the free enterprise system.” Two Republicans, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Mike...
October 24, 2017 3:23 PM
As an Australian, there are two things I have always admired about New Zealand—their remarkable national rugby team and their stunning embrace of free markets. But while their rugby team continues to go from strength to strength, their...
October 16, 2017 4:19 PM
Sixty years ago this month, Ayn Rand’s monumental novel, Atlas Shrugged, was published. It helped a vast number of people around the world to become advocates of the philosophy of individual liberty and free markets. And remarkably, it is still doing so.
I'm certain nearly all libertarians can remember fairly precisely when or where they first read it—and sometimes The Fountainhead. I can still remember cutting classes at Stanford for two days as I sat in my room buried in the riveting book. (I am not a speed reader!)
I fondly remember the Atlas Society...
October 10, 2017 2:11 PM
They say that two wrongs don’t make a right, but what about two failed policies? That’s the hope of French President Emmanuel Macron, who in a recent speech advocated for a Europe-wide tax on financial transactions to fund more foreign aid for Africa. Taxing financial transaction would be a disaster for Europe, while Africa is much worse...
September 29, 2017 3:00 PM
In the modern American workplace, many people see coffee as essential to productivity and for socializing around the coffee machine, which makes it unsurprising that there would be a National Coffee Day, but coffee is much more than fuel to get through the day. Coffee faces Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on caffeine and the politics of “fair trade.”...
September 22, 2017 1:30 PM
Over the past few weeks, I have been rather critical of the state of financial regulation in Australia. A banking scandal earlier this month revealed how a system of government guarantees to protect the largest banks has destroyed the incentives to appropriately serve customers and shareholders. Instead of recognizing this, the head banking...
September 22, 2017 12:31 PM
Earlier this week at a presentation to the Cato Institute, authors Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Dickie Davis, discussed their new book on African development, Making Africa Work: A Handbook. The book, a...